Menu Editor

Tomás Acauan Schertel tschertel at
Sun Jun 3 16:34:56 CEST 2012

On Sun, Jun 3, 2012 at 8:24 AM, David Schneider <dnschneid at> wrote:

> > > - C++ extremely preferred (sorry, OOD/OOP is state of the art)
> > > - Garcon as the backend for implementation of menu specification [1]
> > > - Gtk for GUI, nearly Gtkmm then due to object orientation
> >
> > I agree on garcon but I don't think that it makes any sense to use
> > another language than all the other components and add another gtkmm as
> > another requirement.
> That's no fun!  We should embrace the future, and if C++ is the future,
> then
> so be it!  I hear it's catching on in some communities.
> > > But honestly, I don't see any serious future for Alacarte+Xfce.
> >
> > Then stop talking and start coding please!
> Christoph, I think you have it wrong.  Raphael is one of a rare and
> invaluable breed of "idea peoples," sharing the thoughts that we code
> monkeys
> are too closed-minded to even dream of, and enlightening us with the
> boundless possibilities of free code. You don't want to close the mind of
> an
> idea person by forcing them into a box and make them create the code
> themselves, do you?
> > Probably. And for that very reason lxmed will never become part of LXDE.
> > Same goes for lxadmin, which is written in python. LXDE is coded in C
> > and Python or Java code will not go into the project. Period.
> >
> > > So why not port the lxmed code to CPP and Garcon/Gtkmm?
> >
> > Just like LXDE does not include other languages but C, Xfce will not do
> > this either.
> >
> > You are free to do what you want, you can write a menu editor in
> > brainfuck or whitespace, but you need to be aware of the fact that it
> > probably wont be accepted as part if Xfce.
> Alas, Raphael's brilliant idea is lost upon you.  Never fear, Raphael, I
> have
> understood the true wisdom in your words, and have implemented that which
> you
> have so insightfully designed!
> Behold XfceMed (version 0.0.1~pre).  It is written in C++ and depends on
> gtkmm (using Gtk3, as is the future!), garcon 0.2.0, and maybe something
> else; I lost track.
> It is based upon lxmed, and as such should be at LEAST as good as it.
> Here's a snapshot of the code; it takes about 3 seconds to compile.
> Just wget it, untar, and make.

Nick, if you'll set up the git repo I'll push right away, and this can
> become
> the official Xfce menu editor, ending the issue for good.

That's a good idea. Put it on git repo and everybody who wants to help
developing it, clone the repo and contribute.

Glad I could fill this dire need!
> -David
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